Day 10 of 30: Write about something for which you feel strongly
This is how I feel about Indonesia:
I love it, but I hate it at the same time.
I hate how we always brag about its natural resources. It is a God’s given gift (that we wasted irresponsibly), not like we earned it.
I hate how so many barbaric domestic tourists destroy our beautiful spot for the sake of selfie.
I hate how badly we treat our environments; our forests, oceans, mountains.
I hate how hoax could easily flourish as if it were fact.
I hate how we are one of the internet biggest users and sometimes have bad reputation for initiating cyber-fight.
I hate that shameless corruption is still a thing (oh, don’t even start on that).
I hate how we could be naïve and vain at the same time.
I hate how we love foreign product way more than the local one.
I hate that we don’t appreciate our history and language more than we should.
But, I love that we also have many cool people like BJ Habibi, Tex Saverio, Susi Susanti, Sri Mulyani, Eka Kurniawan, and so on.
I love how beautiful our nature is and I am very grateful for that.
I love that we have orangutans and elephants, which I like.
I love that all 5 main islands in Indonesia have totally different cultures.
I love every traditional dresses and fabric prints. We, Indonesian, love our Batik.
I love how there are so many cool and weird traditions that most of them I don’t know of. One that I know is from Toraja, where the people there, due to some condition, live with their dead.
I love how adventurous we are with food. Never running out of food ideas. It’s almost like a foodie paradise.
I love our coffee!
I love that we are trying to rise again and I am hopeful.
I love that it’s home :)
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